DAY NURSERY IN MOTION

 

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PLAYING TOGETHER

 

 

 

 

 

Who belongs to whom?

Materials:

Skipping ropes, which are placed around a centre and that are randomly arranged before the game.

Concept:

At first each player (even number) knots the end of a rope around his ankle. The goal of the game is to figure out who belongs to whom. To achieve this the players have to agree on who, when and in what direction someone has to go, in order to unscramble the ropes, until all ropes are free. (Petzold, 2008, p. 18)

 

 

 

 

 

On the bridge

Materials:

tape to mark bridge

Concept:

From both sides, the partners come to the centre. They must try to pass each other
without falling “into the water”.

Variation:

on a long bench

 

 

 

 

 

Gordian Knot

Concept:

The group forms a circle. Everyone closes his/her eyes, stretches his hands to the middle and grabbes other hands tight. After opening the eyes everyone tries to unravel the "arms-knot", until everybody is standing in a circle again. (Wingman & Tembeck, 1979, p. 69)

 

 

 

 

 

Lap Seating

Lap Seating

Concept:

The pupils are standing in a row and form a circle. The distances between the pupils are relatively small (half-arm's length). On a signal, each pupil hunkers down and sits down gently on the thigh of the back man. All of them keep this tension for a specific period of time, so a row of seats is created. After that, in fact, each one can sit quite relaxed.

Variation:

The sitters are slowly trying to move (slowly) in circles. In most cases this leads to a joyful resolution of the seated row.
(Wingman & Tembeck, 1979, p. 169)